Master Programme in Economics: Master (60 ECTS credits)
The Master"s programme consists of courses in economics (at least 30 ECTS cr) including a degree project of 15 ECTS cr, plus statistics (at least 15 ECTS cr) and elective in other subjects (max. 15 ECTS cr). The mandatory programme courses in economics are: International Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Valuation and the degree project. Optional courses in economics are, for instance: Financial Risk Management, Portfolio Analysis and Economic Growth (each 7.5 ECTS cr). Students" own efforts to unite theory and practice are central to all programme courses.
Form of Instruction
This is a full-time study programme. The number of scheduled classes varies, and projects and seminars are part of many courses. Students are expected to participate actively in class and study extensively on their own.
There are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Your most important contact with working life will be while you are doing the degree project. It will always be carried out in close cooperation with companies or other organizations.
Course of study
|Term 1||ECTS credits|
|Economic Policy Evaluation||(Compulsory)||7.5|
|Total ECTS credits: 30|
|Term 2||ECTS credits|
|Economics - Master's Thesis (one year)||(Compulsory)||15|
|Total ECTS credits: 15|
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.